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DOD COVID-19 Published Information

The Department of Defense recently published guidance regarding how COVID-19 positive cases in the U.S. military will be publicly reported. 

In order to maintain operational security, only the Office of the Secretary of Defense or Headquarters Marine Corps will release aggregate numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases.   Those numbers will be consolidated at the DoD/Service levels.

Numbers of people in isolation, quarantine, or possibly infected will not be released.

That said, to strike a balance with protecting operational security while maintaining transparency regarding the spread of the virus, we will announce via press release on Facebook when an individual* on Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay has tested positive for COVID-19.  If known, we will share how the individual became infected.  No further details will be released about positive cases, for example: the employment/duty status, age, or gender of the individual.  We will not provide a running tally. 

* “Individual” comprises service members, employees, contractors, and family members.

MCBH Coronavirus Resources and Information

MCBH is in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) level Charlie due to the continued outbreak of COVID-19. Together, we can work to keep ourselves safe, healthy, and ready for all challenges. Our morale and resiliency are fundamental to our success

As we continue to progress with tailored precautions, and our efforts to reopen/restart facilities and services, you may notice Marines in uniform, assisting PMO in reminding folks in the community of healthy best practices.

Responding and adapting to COVID-19 effectively requires quick and decisive action by all of us. It is a reasonable assumption that more changes/modifications will be needed to keep our force and our families healthy.

Updates will be made as they are available across the installation’s social media platforms and via the chain of command.

Personnel from across Marine Corps Base Hawaii continue to apply preventative measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. Thank you to all the MCBH Marines, Sailors, Civilian Marines, and families for your continued resilience during this pandemic. Please continue your dedicated efforts towards this fight.

The following measures have been instituted in addition to previous announcements (Updated May 21st):

  • Per MARADMIN 218/20, 6 Apr 2020, the Marine Corps directed that, to the extent practical, all individuals on Marine Corps property, installations, and facilities wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance. This applies to all Military, DOD Civilians, DOD Contractors, Dependents, and all other individuals on or in Marine Corps property. Face coverings worn by any individual shall be conservative in appearance, not offensive, and conform to CDC guidance.
  • To the extent practical, ensure all personnel in the MCBH area of responsibility (AOR) wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance, and in designated areas where cloth face coverings are mandated. Ensure personnel have appropriate cloth face coverings readily accessible at all times when on MCBH property. Per MARADMIN 218/20, to the extent practical, military members and families within the MCBH AOR are encouraged to wear cloth face coverings in their barracks, family housing, or other shared residence locations.
  • Per CDC guidance, cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • Personnel are authorized to walk, run, or do other outdoor physical training activities on MCBH and at open parks, trails, and beaches in the City and County of Honolulu as long as social distancing is implemented. Visit the MCCS website for information on what services and locations are open or closed for MCBH personnel use. Off-base physical activity will conform to current state and local regulations. 
  • Appropriate cloth face coverings will be used by all individuals at the following locations on MCBH, as well as in areas designated by unit commanders:
    • Commissary.
    • Military Post Office.
    • DEERS/ID Office.
    • PMO Pass House.
    • All indoor MCCS activities including MCX, Marine Marts, and contracted vendors.
    • All construction activities.
    • Mess Hall patrons and workers will wear appropriate cloth face coverings when not actively engaged in eating or drinking.
  • PMO is currently conducting 100% identification (ID) checks. Please have IDs of ALL vehicle occupants ready upon approach to H-3 Main Gate.
  • The Mokapu Gate to MCBH is opened to inbound traffic from 0600 to 0800, Monday through Friday.
  • Base access is limited to Active Duty, DoD civilians, specified contractors and essential service providers, and DoD beneficiaries. Retirees and disabled Veterans are only authorized access for the Commissary, Main Exchange, MiniMarts, Gas Stations, and Medical facilities at this time.  Sponsored guests are not authorized.
  • All persons aboard MCBH must maintain social distance of 6 feet.
  • Gyms. All gyms closed.
  • BEACHES: Pyramid Rock, North Beach, Hale Koa and Secret Beach are open, effective 22 May

    • Active Duty and Dependents Only (100% ID check)

    • Hours:  0700-1700

    • Beach gatherings limited to 10 individuals

    • Maintain six feet of social distance at all times

    • Cloth face coverings will be worn when social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained except within a family constituting a single household.

    • No pets on the beach at all times

    • Sunbathing, sitting/lounging, etc are now allowed in addition to running, walking and water sports

    • Chairs, tents, umbrellas, coolers, etc are now allowed on the beaches

  • Modifications to MCCS Facilities, Services and Activities. For up to date impacts, hours and closures, please visit here and also monitor https://www.facebook.com/mccshawaii. All MCCS Facilities are observing a mandated 6′ separation for social distancing enforcement. Please observe this for your safety as well as the employees. New updates to services as of May 21st:
  • MCCS PROGRAMMING UPDATES – 22 - 26 MAY 2020
  • Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) will cautiously, deliberately and safely reintegrate programming upon the direction of installation leadership.  Every activity’s re-opening has been carefully scrutinized to balance quality of life programs for the installation community with strict adherence to health protection measures.
  • Within all MCCS facilities, social distancing measures are firmly in place, and cloth face coverings are required as guided.
  • The following schedule and considerations below are also available at MCCSHAWAII.COM.
  • Effective Friday, 22 May
  • OFFICERS’ CLUB
    • Active Duty and Dependents only.
    • Operating hours: Lunch Wednesday-Friday 1100-1300.  Dinner/Bar: Wednesday-Saturday 1630-2030. 
    • Cloth face covering required except when eating or drinking.  Three drink limit.
    • Social distancing required.  Family seating available. 
  • KAHUNA’S
    • Active Duty and Dependents only.
    • Operating hours:  Wednesday-Saturday 1700-2030.
    • Cloth face covering required except when eating or drinking.  Three drink limit.
    • Social distancing required.  Family seating available. 
  • SAM ADAMS SPORTS GRILL (SEATING)
    • Active Duty, Dependents, Retirees, Civilian Employees & Contractors (excluding construction) only.
    • Operating hours:  Daily 0630-1500. 
    • Cloth face covering required except when eating or drinking.  Three drink limit.
    • Social distancing required.  Family seating available. 
  • FLYING LEATHERNECK INN
    • Active Duty, Dependents, Retirees, Civilian Employees & Contractors (excluding construction) only.
    • Operating hours:  Monday–Friday 0630-1300. 
    • Cloth face covering required except when eating or drinking. 
    • Social distancing required.  Family seating available. 
  • LAVA JAVA COFFEE
    • Active Duty, Dependents, Retirees, Civilian Employees & Contractors (excluding construction) only.
    • Operating hours:  Monday-Friday 0630-1130. 
    • Cloth face covering required. 
    • Social distancing required. 
  • FIVE-O MOTORS
    • Active Duty and Dependents only.
    • Operating hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday-Sunday 0900-1800.
    • Cloth face covering required. 
    • Social distancing required. 
  • KBAY LANES (BOWLING)
    • Active Duty and Dependents only.
    • Operating hours:  Friday-Monday 1700-2200.
    • Cloth face covering required except when eating or drinking.  Three drink limit.
    • Social distancing required.  Family seating available. 
  • FOOD COURT AT MOKAPU MALL (SEATING)
    • Active Duty, Dependents, Retirees, Civilian Employees & Contractors (excluding construction) only.
    • Operating hours:  Daily 1000-2000.
    • Cloth face covering required except when eating or drinking. 
    • Social distancing required.  Family seating available. 
  • LIBRARY GRAB & GO
    • Active Duty and Dependents only.
    • Operating hours:  Monday-Saturday 0900-1700.
    • Cloth face covering required.
    • Social distancing required.   
    • Customers request items via phone or online and pick up items at the library.  Returns accepted via external return boxes.
  • Effective Saturday, 23 May
  • KBAY SWIMMING POOL
    • Monday-Friday 1100-1500 Active Duty only (lap swimming).  1500-1700 Active Duty and Dependents.  Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays 1200-1700 Active Duty and Dependents only. 
    • Cloth face covering required when not actively swimming. 
    • Social distancing required. 
  • SNCO CLUB
    • Active Duty and Dependents only.
    • Operating hours:  Thursdays & Saturdays 1630-2030.
    • Cloth face covering required except when eating or drinking. Three drink limit.
    • Social distancing required.  Family seating available. 
  • MARINA
    • Active Duty and Dependents only.
    • Operating hours:  Daily 0800-1700.
    • Cloth face covering required. 
    • Social distancing required. 
    • Rental boats available with capacity limitations: Boston Whaler 2 people & Pontoon Boat 4 people. Family may exceed 4 persons but may not exceed USCG load limits.
    • Modified operations to ensure social distancing and sanitizing boats reduces boats available to rent. 
  • Effective Tuesday, 26 May
  • EDUCATION CENTER:
    • Active Duty and Dependents only.
    • Operating hours:  Daily 0730-1630.
    • Cloth face covering required. 
    • Social distancing required. 
    • Face to face operations.
  • TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
    • Active Duty and Dependents only.
    • Operating hours:  Daily 0730-1630.
    • Cloth face covering required. 
    • Social distancing required. 
    • Program continues a virtual environment.
    • Limited face to face assistance available. 
  • MANANA SWIMMING POOL
    • Active Duty and Dependents only.
    • Operating hours: Tuesday-Sunday 1200-1700. 
    • Cloth face covering required when not actively swimming. 
    • Social distancing required.
  • BaseBul 12630 - Civilian Leave Policy for COVID-19
  • Commissary​ The Kaneohe MCBH Commissary will adjust hours of operation in response to the elevated security and community health concerns starting March 24, 2020. Along with DeCA as an Agency, we will continue to enforce a no guest policy. We will also be limiting patron entrance into the store to 75 individuals at a time to encourage social distancing. The store will allow the elderly, 60 and older, to shop one hour early Tuesday and Saturday from 0900-1000. This provision will not be available to agents or caretakers. In addition, the register will be available exclusively for active duty personnel in uniform Tuesday through Sunday from 1600-1700. The store will remain closed Monday due to manpower and supply logistics. This day will continue to be used for stock replenishment and cleaning. Finally, the store will have a two hour delayed opening on Thursday until 1100 in order for staff to perform additional preventative cleaning duties.
  • Mokapu Elementary School -  School facilities remain closed to students. For up to date information, please monitor the HIDOE website.Please continue to check the DOE and Mokapu school website and social media outlets for updates and other important information.
  • The Super Playground on Mokapu Road is temporarily closed to encourage social distancing.
  • Defense Services Organization (DSO) Staffing and Operational Posture: Defense counseling services for NJP, Adsep, Investigations, etc. will be by telephonic appointment only. Counseling will still occur during our normal counseling hours of Tuesday and Thursday 1300-1600. If you have Marines in need of counseling, please send an email to dylan.s.green@usmc.mil with the following 24-hours prior to the requested counseling session: Name of Marine, rank, current unit, cell phone number, reason for counseling, and any accompanying paperwork (PTA, Investigation, 6105, Notice of Adsep, etc.). Please copy eric.winkofsky@usmc.mil and michael.gruman@usmc.mil to the email as well. Times will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. Thank you in advance for your patience and if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. As always, existing clients represented by counsel may call their attorneys directly to schedule appointments as needed.
  • Legal Services Support Services - Effective immediately, the legal assistance office will alter its services as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. We will still be conducting business by phone and email. If a Marine needs a power of attorney or notary they will have to schedule an appointment. These appointments can be made 10 minutes apart, and the Marine should come in alone. The client will need to bring his own pen.  To set up an appointment, please call (808) 257-6738. Emails should be sent to victor.parris@usmc.mil.The legal assistance attorneys will still provide advice to current and new clients, but only over the phone.  Individuals seeking legal advice must schedule it by contacting LCpl Victor Parris at victor.parris@usmc.mil.  Instead of walk-in hours on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 0730 to 1100, potential clients may set up an appointment by first emailing LCpl Parris.  The client will then be called by the attorney and provided legal advice over the phone.  These appointments will be on a first come, first served basis.  We will schedule 1 appointment every 30 minutes on Tuesday and Friday from 0730 to 1100.  We will need a copy of a completed client intake sheet, emailed to us no later than COB the day before.  I have attached a copy of the client intake form.  As this form will contain sensitive information, the potential client must email it to us directly—not through the command. Please visit their webpage (https://www.mcbhawaii.marines.mil/Offices-Staff/Legal-Services/Legal-Services-Support-Team/Legal-Assistance/) to find various resources to assist you. forms, e.g. separation agreement, estate plan worksheet.
  • Veterinary Treatment Facility will no longer provide routine care for privately owned animals (POA). The VTFs will continue to provide the following services for POAs: Health certificates, as required Rabies vaccines that will expire within the next 14 days Vaccinations and deworming for puppies and kittens under 17 weeks old Pharmacy refill services Government owned animal (GOAs) and military working dog (MWDs) care is not affected by this change. PHA-H will update the community as the situation continues to develop.
  • Due to current health protection conditions, PMO is limiting their in-person response for service to reduce the likelihood personnel are exposed to the COVID-19 virus.  PMO will assist with all non-emergency incidents over the phone and determine if an in-person response is necessary.  Regardless of the type of response, all reporting requirements will still be met. As a reminder, PMO’s Desk Sergeant number is 808.257.2123.
    • PMO Customer Service Center BLDG 1095 will be M-F 0800-1400 & CLOSED 1100-1130 for lunch.  Services rendered are limited due to social distancing standards include Local Records Checks, issuance of Non-Resident Forms, Weapons Registration, and Checkouts. House guest and Fingerprinting are suspended until further notice.  For questions call 808-257-0183.
    • MCBH Visitor’s Center BLDG 1637 will be M-F 0600-1400.  Services rendered are limited due to social distancing standards Non-Resident Forms, DBIDS essential personnel, Vetting/Base access for on-call essential personnel (for work purposes only) For questions call 808-257-2047.
    • MCBH Camp Smith PMO Customer Service Center will be M-F 0630-1400.  Services rendered are limited due to social distancing standards include Local Records Checks, issuance of Non-Resident Forms, Weapons Registration, and Checkouts.  House guest and Fingerprinting are suspended until further notice.  For question call 808-477-8735. If you have any questions about this please email mcbh.cpt@usmc.mil.

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